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How to Share Files using an App in Windows 10

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In Windows 10, you can directly share files using installed UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps such as Mail, Twitter, OneNote, Cortana Reminders, Facebook, etc...

This tutorial will show you how to directly share files using UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps from the Share charm in Windows 10.



Here's How:

1. Do step 2 (screenshot), step 3 (File Explorer), step 4 (Photos) below for how you would like to share files.


 2. To Share a Screenshot of All Displays

A) Press the Win+H keys, and go to step 6 below.


 3. To Share File(s) from File Explorer

A) While in File Explorer, select one or more files you want to share, click/tap on the Share tab, click/tap on the Share button in the ribbon, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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 4. To Share Image from Photos app

A) While you have an image opened in the Photos app, click/tap on the Share button in the Photos app, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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5. In the Share charm, select to share the file (ex: "Alien.bmp") as an attachment or a screenshot of the currently opened window (ex: "Images" folder). (see screenshot below)

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6. In the Share charm, select an app to share from. (see screenshot below)
Note   Note
If an UWP app you want to share from is not listed, then you can click/tap on the Look for an app in the Store link to find and install the app to have available afterwards.

Only installed apps that support the file type you are trying to share will be listed.

See also: How to Turn On or Off Specific Apps to Use to Share in Windows 10


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7. Fill out any addition information and follow any addition steps in the selected app to share the file(s) from. (see screenshots below)
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You will need to be logged in to your account for the app to be able share from it. You will be prompted to log in to the app if you are not already.



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That's it,
Shawn